Minervino Murge wind farm is located in Puglia, approximately 70 km west of Bari. The proposed wind farm is on a rolling plateau at an elevation between 500 m and 600 m and provides easy site access.
Following detailed monitoring of the wind resource, electrical connection studies, environmental studies and the impact on local communities, Minervino Murge was recognized as an ideal location for a wind farm. After carrying out extensive environmental assessment work, The Regione Puglia has permitted the construction of the wind farm through an “Autorizzazione Unica” in March 2007. The wind farm has been completed on December 2008 and now it is in operation.
The wind farm has 26 turbines. Each turbine is 125 m high from its base to the highest point of its blade. It is generating enough clean, green electricity to supply around 40,000 homes and help reduce reliance on existing less environmentally-friendly energy resources.
In December 2008, the 'project financing' contract has been executed with a pool of international lending institutions.